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Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Pakistan's leadership committed to cement Pak-German ties: Ayaz ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Wednesday said Pakistan's political leadership is committed to cement Pak-German political engagement for strengthening democratic governance."Cordial relations with Germany are pivotal to Pakistan's outreach to Europe," he said during a meeting with Ambassador of Germany Ms. Ina Lepel.He stressed upon the need for substantial and concrete engagement on pressing issues prevalent in the region and beyond.Admiring German's hospitality extended to Pakistan's Parliamentary delegation led by Sardar Ayaz Sadiq himself, he said there is an immense scope of furthering people-to-people contacts between the two countries.He expressed satisfaction with the pace of political and economic cooperation between the two countries.Ayaz Sadiq underlined the need for expansion of economic relations through sustained engagement of chambers of commerce and other business forums.He further said Pakistan is keen to benefit from Germany's scientific and educational expertise to ensure genuine human development in Pakistan.In a strong worded statement, Sardar ...

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NA passes motion to form 20-member Committee to review NAB Ordinance, 1999 ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday adopted a motion authorizing the Speaker National Assembly to appoint a committee in consultation with the Chairman of the Senate and Leaders of the Parliamentary Parties comprising up to 20 members to review NAB Ordinance, 1999 and recommend necessary amendments.The committee will present its report within three months of the notification of this committee.The motion was moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid.The House also adopted another motion for formation ...

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Pakistan to host 3rd CPEC/Silk Road Forum next year: Mushahid ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed announced that the next CPEC and Silk Road Forum will have its 3rd international conference here in August 2017.The forum has been held in the past two years in the city of Karamay in Xinjiang province of China.The Chairman said this while speaking to the media on his return after attending the Silk Road Forum in Karamay where Pakistan ...

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CM Sindh directs deptts to work more efficiently KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed government departments to work more efficiently in the larger public interest.This is the only way to establish good governance in the province, he said.This he said while presiding over a meeting on the recoveries and target of Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) at New Sindh Secretariat here on Tuesday, said a statement.The meeting was attended by chief secretary Siddique Memon, Chairman SRB Alamuddin Bullo, Advisor SRB ...

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Culture of transparency, speedy completion of development projects promoted: CM LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government had promoted the culture of transparency, high standard and speedy completion of development projects. He was talking to Member Provincial Assembly Syed Raza Ali Gillani who met him here. He said that the strategy adopted for investment and promotion of economic, trade and industrial activities was yielding positive results. He said that due to excellent performance of the government, splendid ...

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Early CPEC projects to be completed by FY18: Ahsan ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that projects under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) were moving forward swiftly and first batch including energy and infrastructure projects would be completed by fiscal year 2017-18.Work on Western Route is progressing satisfactorily, the minister said while chairing a high level meeting to review progress on CPEC projects and preparation of the upcoming CPEC Summit and Expo to be held on 29th August 2016.The ...

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Govt to completely revamp PIA: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmad on Tuesday said that the government was working on complete revamping of Pakistan Airline (PIA)Talking on a Calling Attention Order in the National Assembly, the minister said that the present government has increased the number of aeroplane in the fleet of PIA to facilitate the passengers.He said that some international routes of PIA have been canceled due to heavy financial losses. He however said that steps were ...